The Gifts continue to come in huge heaps my friends!!!! ...as long as this works.
I was at this performance. I didn't remember that in relation to this piece for years, but I was. My wife, Susan, and I were attending the National Convention for the (at the time) Music Educators National Conference in Salt Lake City, and had the privilege of hearing the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra. It was impressive and a bit overwhelming, to be honest. However, the quality of this piece is clear. It has an almost sea-chanty feel to it, and the voice parts lay fairly comfortably for everyone. I also find it very memorable, and often find myself singing it all day. I hope you all will love it as well!!!